Most newborn skin problems, such as eczema or diaper rash, don’t develop for the first month or two. Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis appears as a red, itchy rash mostly on face and scalp, at the elbows, and behind the knees.
Here are just a few tips on preventing dry, irritated skin and eczema:
- Minimize the use of soap and keep bath-time short.
- Limit your use of baby scented skin products.
- Always choose ointment on dry skin areas.
- Make sure baby wears only soft clothing, Cotton is preferred.
Always check with your pediatrician about using over-the-counter lotions or creams to treat eczema. Your Baby may need evaluation and possible treatment.
Always Remember to Love the skin their in!